Cathedral Bulletin | January 26, 2021
Scroll down for special news and notices; Poem of the Week, looking ahead to Lent, and more
Register for weekend Masses
There are four opportunities to attend Mass at the Cathedral this weekend. Click on a date/time to register. (Masses marked with * will also be livestreamed; scroll down for links!)

We have put many precautions in place to make sure that the celebration of Mass during Covid-19 is both safe and comfortable. This is not business as usual! The following are important instructions for those who wish to take part:

  • Registration is required, and registered persons will be checked in as they arrive.
  • Masks/face coverings must be worn throughout the Mass except when receiving Holy Communion. Your mask needs to cover both your nose and your mouth at all times.
  • On arriving at the Cathedral, you will be greeted by staff who will check you in and show you your place for the Mass. You will NOT be able to choose your own place to sit, nor will you be able to move about the Cathedral once you have been seated. Household groups will be seated together. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

You will notice a number of changes to the Mass. All these changes are designed to ensure our safety as we gather together for Mass:

  • The Sign of Peace will not be shared, and Communion will not be offered from the cup.
  • Communion will be given only in the hand, not on the tongue.
  • There will be no congregational singing.
  • Because we are not able to gather or socialize following Mass, we ask that you depart quietly after the celebration.

Please remember that there is no obligation to attend Sunday Mass at this time. While we do our utmost to make the Mass safe, anyone who attends does so at their own risk. Particularly vulnerable persons are strongly encouraged to continue to shelter in place. Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms whatsoever, such as fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, MUST remain at home out of consideration for the health and well being of others.
Livestream Masses this Sunday
The 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, January 31, 2021

MASS with Father Steve Sundborg, SJ
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages


MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages
Poem of the Week
Scott Webster reads George Herbert's "The Windows" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Sacrificial Giving Update
News and notices
Year end giving statements for tax purposes were sent out via email this past week and, for those for whom we don't have email, went into the US Mail on Thursday, January 21. If you do not receive yours in the next few days, contact Mary MacLean, Bookkeeper, for a copy, at or 206-382-4564.

Do you give using Our Sunday Visitor? If you changed the amount of your monthly or weekly contribution, be sure to log in and update the amount in your account. Log in here.

Survey about Catholic Schools and the Ministerial Covenant Parishioners are invited to participate in this archdiocesan survey that will collect information from Catholics in the Archdiocese of Seattle about their perceptions and assessment of Catholic schools and their understanding of the current Ministerial Covenant. Click here to take the survey.
The Archdiocese of Seattle's Annual Report 2019-2020 is available. This year's report has more information than ever before! Click here to download.
Musical Prayer Friday at 6:30pm
Joseph Adam, organ
Friday, January 29, 2021

In case you missed it! Last week's Musical Prayer with Joseph Adam
Ash Wednesday is February 17
Registration for Ash Wednesday Masses will open on Friday, February 12.
Please note: To accommodate as many as possible, ashes will be distributed outside of Mass on the hour throughout the day without prior registration.
Lent Scripture study begins February 23
Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018
Adult Confirmation prep begins March 10
Information, Rosanne Michaels,
Bulletin for Sunday, January 24
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104